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Shanie Lyn Patterson

March 23, 1978 — February 16, 2021

Shanie Lyn (Hughes) Patterson passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021 at the age of 42 surrounded by family.  Shanie was born on March 23, 1978 in Gillette, Wyoming to Michael L. Hughes and Rena K. (Marsh) Harris.  She was raised in the community of Gillette.  Shanie attended Campbell County High School and graduated in 1996.  Shanie went on to attend the University of Wyoming to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.  When her dad, Michael, became ill Shanie returned home to take care of him.  She then enrolled in Gillette Community College. In 2005, Shanie met the love of her life, Chris C. Patterson.  They married on April 6, 2009.  Shanie became a loving and devoted mom in 2011 when she welcomed Casin into their family.  In 2013 her family was complete when Harper was born.  Casin and Harper were her world. Shanie had an extremely rewarding and devoted career in the medical field.  She worked for Dr. Billie Wilkerson for 9 years as a medical assistant.  Then later Shanie continued her career with Dr. Shelley Shepard.  Shanie was a dedicated employee who was eager and willing to learn new procedures and techniques.  She treated all her patients like family.  Nursing was Shanie’s passion in life. Shanie had another passion, Relay for Life.  She was very active in the organization for many years.  Shanie wore several hats within the organization.  Shanie loved sports.  The Wyoming Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and the Colorado Rockies.  Shanie especially loved watching any sport Casin and Harper played.  She was their biggest fan. Shanie loved the great outdoors.  She enjoyed spending time at the family Ponderosa in South Dakota.  Shanie always looked forward to her adventures from fishing to camping to shenanigans with friends.  She was known for her larger-than-life attitude, amazing personality, her passion for life and her abundance of love for her family and friends.  Shanie was like the “Kevin Bacon” of Gillette.  Everyone knew Shanie; when she entered a room, it was like “Elvis was in the House.” Shanie is survived by her husband Chris, son Casin, daughter Harper, mother Rene Harris (Dennis), sister Kallie Pitzl (Kevin), stepdad Scott Miller (Patti), grandparents Alan and Bernie Miller, grandfather Bill Dorr, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gary and Bev Patterson, sister-in-law Shalane Patterson Pinkerton (Kelly), brother-in-law Sam Patterson (Jess), nephews Dakota, Dalton, Barrett, Bodie and niece Willow.  Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many beloved friends.  Shanie is preceded in death by her father Michael Hughes, grandfather Delmar Marsh, grandmother Betty Dorr, grandfather Woodrow (Woody) Hughes, grandmother Ethel Throne, niece Zoe and beloved friend Charity Saathoff. Closed casket visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 4:00-6:00p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel.  Services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00p.m. at High Plains Community Church.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah.  Fellowship will follow the burial at the American Legion. In lieu of flowers the family suggest a donation be made to the Shanie Hughes Patterson Benefit Account established at 1st Northern Bank in Gillette, WY.  Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Past Services


Sunday, February 21, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 22, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

High Plains Community Church

3101 W Lakeway Rd, Gillette, WY 82718

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